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YOLUXE L, KUMBEB 44. ffEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, MAY 31, 1912. TWICE A WEEK, $1.56 A YEAB.
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Meets With J
FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY
SHARES BY 1 O'CLOCK
COMMITTEES CONTINUED WORK
Good Deal More Was Expected to be
A WAVT ttnK^Al^in.
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tions by Wards.
Ill the whirlwind campaign conducted
on Thursday to raise the capital of
the Newberry county hospital, the reports
of the various ward committees
at 1 o'clock on Thursday afternoon
showed that five hundred and fifty
shares had been subscribed, making
a total subscription of fifty-five hundred
dollars. It is desired to raise
fifteen thousand dollars in the city of
The committees were encouraged oy
the report, and continued the "work on
The reports by wards at 1 o'clock
Ward 1?58 shares.
Ward 2?230 shares.
Ward 3?16b 1-2 snares.
Ward 4?68 1-2 shares.
Ward 5?26 shares.
The shares are ten dollars each.
Some of the citizens of Newberry
who have signified their intention to
subscribe and who undoubtedly will
subscribe, were not in the city on
Thursday morning, but will be seen
The committees met wun a 1 valuable
reception from most of those
whom they saw. The people of small
means especially contributed liberally,
in proportion to their ability. There
were some from whom subscriptions
were expected who did not subscribe.
The women of Newberry were active
in their assistance and hearty co-operation
and encouragement. They furnished
the workers lunch at the chamber
of commerce rooms at 1 o'clock,
and sent them out on their afternoon's
work with renewed energy, wnnetne
dinner was being served the Woman's
Auxiliary subscribed one share.
The Newberry concert band furnished
music during the morning, and this
help on their part aided a great deal
in keeping the spirits of the workers
alive, and was greatly appreciated.
The automobile owners and owners
of other conveyances generously> furnished
Appropriate badges were provided
for the committees and for the ladies
v., Annti.o1 Mmmittoo a r> r? \fr Tnr?
U* ai Mim * . w**w.
B. Mayes provided the "town that does
things" pins. Mr. Mayes also had a
streamer across Main street.
As a result of the subscriptions reported'
by 1 o'clock and the other subscriptions
which were in sight to be
secured during the afternoon, and still
others to be secured upon the return
of citizens to Newberry, there is every
reason to feel encouragement.
Dr. A. B. Knowlton, of Knowlton's
Infirmary, Columbia, has donated a
new operating table, to be placed in
the hospital as soon as the hospital
is ready for it. A letter was received
from Dr. P. G. Ellesor to this effect,
and at the meeting of the committees
a rising vote of thanks was extended
Newberry can build this hospital,
and there is an evident determination
to put it through.
It must be remembered that it is'a
county affair, and that the county out
side of the c-ity has not as yet been
canvassed at all for subscriptions.
LITTLE MOUNTAIN POLITICS.
Citizen Denies That Blease Has Lost
Strength There, Saying1 He Has
Editor The Herald and News: In order
that the readers of the Xewberrv
Observer and others be not misled by
the ridiculous statements of some
(well known) unknown traveling man,
which were made to a correspondent
of the News and Courier in Columbia
last Saturday, ana copied by the Observer,
1 wish to state, for the benefit
of the genera! public, that the tra\
ing gentleman got his estimation of
the vote in the gubernatorial race at
Little Mountain, S. C.. badly mixed.
In the opinion of the closest political
observers, Governor Blease is decidedly
stronger at this place than he
was two years ago, and if all the reports
that I hear of Judge Jones are
similar to the one in question, maae
about Little Mountain, I fully believe
that Governor Blease's majority will
greatly exceed that of tw.j >-ars aqo.
Why this uncalled for misrepresentation
of Little Mountain I am at a
loss to know, for I believe the people
of Little Mountain have never been so
blinded by prejudice that they would
not give every man what was due him, j
and while doubtless Governor Blease
has made some mistakes (for no man
is perfect) yet we believe that the
crorkrt hp- done has considerably
overbalanced the mistakes he may
have made, and for this very reason,
together with the sound principles
he advocates, we account for the decided
change of sentiment from two
years ago for Blease.
The gentleman from Newberry who
made the statement as to the political
situation at Little Mounain, in which
he stated the oJnes vote would be 12
or 15, is, iq my opinion, about correct.
Recently we have heard a great deal
about Judge Jones gaining in every
section of South Carolina, but we have
had our doubts as to the truth of these
statements, and this inerview fully
convinces me that all this fuss is like
the old negro's farm bell, a great big
mouth, a great long tongue, a great
big fuss, ancl nothing done.
You can rot fool the Blease side by
such inteinews; you will have to get
the votes. Newspaper interviews do
not count in the ballot box.
We will have to taste of the ice
cream before we will be convinced of
its flavor. My prediction is that Blease
will be elected by twenty thousand
majority. Put this in your pipe and
i smoke it. The smoke may burn your
tongue, but if it does, use giycerine
and vaseline; if this does not cure the
trouble use Porter's antiseptic healing
oil, highly recommended for cuts,
burns and bruises. Citizen.
The article to which "Citizen" refers
appeared in th^f Columbia correspondence
of the News and Courier, and was
"Columbia, May 24.?A well known
gentleman, who has traveled practically
all over the State within the past
few weeks, was in Columbia today
and in conversation expressed the belief
that Judge Jones would beat Governor
Blease overwhelmingly at the
primary this summer. In fact, he stated
that this sentiment was general
wherever he went and that everywhere
he found voters who two years ago
supported Governor Blease turning to
Judge Jones and said this matter had
impressed him in every place he visited.
"As an indication of this change, j
1 was toia at l^ittie iviounutm ui<ti uum
of something like forty-two who were
among those that cast their votes for
Blease there two years ago, 38 ,had
openly stated that they were going to
vote for Judge Jones this year," he
"Little Mountain is in Newberry
county, Governor Blease's Home, and
this bears out the reports which have
been reaching Columbia from time to
lilie iu<ai me menus ui > uuge .iuiico
are going to make a desperate effort to
swing Newberry county into the Jones
column and they are encouraged over
"A gentleman from Newberry, who
was in the city today and who knows
Little Mountain well, stated that he
was at Little Mountain a few days ago
and in conversation with one of the
leaders there and this leader told him !
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uiai iwo years cigu oicdse ^uncu ??
votes and Featherstone 27 at this box;
that he, the leader, had interviewed
personally nearly every voter at the
Little Mountain box and that Judge
Jones would not get over fifteen, and
he didn't think over ten or twelve.
"Little Mountain is a red hot Blease
community," was the comment of the!
gentleman in question."
HAS FINE CLOSING
EXCELLENT AND NOVEL PROGRAM
Personal Mention ol Many People?
Other Matters of News and
Whitmire, May 28.?Mrs. J. W. Hipp
and children, Mildred and Sarah, after
a delightful visit to her brother, Mr.
Bishop Isom, of Spartanburg, have
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Tidmarsh and little
daughter are visiting her parents
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Pitts, of Spartanburg,
Messrs. Lawrence and Julian
Welsh and Miss Pearl Bates, of
Carlisle, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. Pitts.
Mrs. W. H. Watson, after a stay of
several weeks with her daughter in
Manning, is again visiting her children
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*vir. Anuur was 111 luvv n oaubath.
Misses Gladys and Mary McCarley,
who have been attending school in
Union, are at home for the summer.
Mr. Henry Tidmarsh, who has been
a student this year in the medical department
of the University of Maryland,
is at home again.
Miss Bertha MsCarley, spent last
week with friends in the Cromer
neighborhood, returned nome jmoay.
Miss Lula Donnan, who taught the
primary department in the school
here, having finished her year's work,
returned Saturday to her home in
Mr. Rudolf Shackleford, who has
been living at Simpsonville for a few
months, has returned to Whitmire.
Mrs. Fleming, of Winston-Salem, N.
C., spent a night of this week with Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Cofield.
Af v? DriAA AfrtPo t?1 /^tr o r> e>r\r\ Unorli
-til. u i it j auu ovu, ^ l ublx'
of Jalapa, spent the week-end with his
mother, Mrs. Harriet McCarley.
Miss Izard, from Union, is visiting
her friend Mrs. Jno. R. Rosebro.
The closing exercises of the Whitmire
school were held in the auditorium
on Friday evening. Every available
space in the auditorium was occupied
and the crowd was well behaved
and appreciative. -
The following is the program of the
The first Psalm, repeated by the
Song, "0 for a Thousand Tongues."
The Lord's Prayer, repeated by the
"Which Flower Had You Rather Be"
?Six little girls.
Composition, "South Carolina During
Colonial Days"?Marion Xance.
Recitation, "Improvement in Mechanical
Song, "The Watch on the Rhine."
Recitation. "The Bivouac of the
Composition, "South Carolina During
the Revolution"?Reba Nance.
Exercise in Calisthenics?Julius,
Coleman and Jimmie Aughtry, Marion
Nance, Pearl Herren, Earle Watson
and Worth Sims.
Recitation, "Chosing a Husband"?
Recitation, "Boys Rights"?J. C.
"Crowning of Flora." a Spring Cantata,
by the following girls:
Que&i Flora?Mabel MeCarley.
Flora's Maids?Ella Watson, Reba
Xance and Sallie Wilson.
Buttercup?Ida Belle Cole.
Daisy?Annie Lou Payne.
The queen was lovely in her white j
emDroiaered dress, and wearing a
crown of white flowers.
The flower-girls wore dresses the
color of the flower they represented. I
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EVANS IS ACQUITTED
IN RICHLAND COURT
WAS CHfcttfiFI) WITH ACCEPTING
REBATE OF $50.
Jury Reached Verdict in Five Minutes,
Agreeing on First Ballot After
fnlnmhin ATav 20?"\Tnf 2TlliltV"
was the verdict of the jury in the
"Hub" Evans case, this being returned
at 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon.
It took the jury only about 5 minutes
to come to the agreement. The
court had recessed, but judge and defendant
were called back to the court
room and the verdict read. The jury
reached a verdict on the first ballot.
The H. H. Evans case was called in
the court of general sessions Wednesday
morning at 10 o'clock and all testimony
was taken and the case completed
when the court took a recess
Evans was represented by Eugene
S. Blease, brother of Governor Blease,
and Robert H. .Welch, of Columbia.
The State was represented by the attorney
general, assisted by Mr. W. F.
Stevenson, of Cheraw, and Solicitor
W. H. Cobb. The indictment charged
Evans with having received a bribe of
$50 from M. A. Goodman, liquor salesman.
The Evans case was called at 10
o'clock and the drawing of the jury
waa started at once.
The jurors on -the case were P. E.
Derrick, G. T. Coleman, Charlie Hammond,
W. P. LeGrande. J. S. Nelson,
E. J. Arthur, E. W. Sylvan, E. W.
Martin, Willie Coleman, J. F. Rowland,
W. B. Kelly, E. H. McPherson.
B. M. Harrison, F. A. Lever and G.
N. Helms were drawn but were rejected
by the State. J. A. Cathcart, J.
H Sims, B. Lucas vveDD ana w . jp. i
Jones were rejected by the defense.
Attorney General Lyon offered in
evidence those parts of the journals of
the house of representatives showing
the election of H. H. Evans to the
board of control of the State dispensary.
First Witness Called.
Mr. W. T. Dove, assistant secretary
of State, was the first witness. He
presented the books of commissions
showing that Mr. Evans had been commissioned
as member of the board.
Mr. S. T. Carter, chief clerk in the
office of State treasurer, was the second
witness. He was called upon to
identify the signature of H. H. Evans
on certain checks and letters. These
papers were orrerea in evidence.
Mr. Robt. H. Welch of counsl for
the defense stated to the court that
these checks and letters had not all
been issued in Richland county and
he objected to their being offered in
bulk. He wanted only-those issued in
Richland county to be accepted as
evidence. Court suggested that this
motion be renewed after the State had
completed its case. Mr. Welch read
into the records his objection to some
of the letters, these being issued from
Atlanta, Newberry and other places.
The checks and letters were shown to
Mr. Carter said that Evans had turned
no rebate money into the State
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The witness was questioned considerably
by counsel for the defense as
to his knowledge of the signature of
H. K. Evans.
The State, in argument, made much
of the friendship that existed between
Goodman and Evans.
Mr. Alex. S. Salley, secretary of the
State historical commission was the
next witness for the State. He iden
tified the minutes of the board of control
of the dispensary, and the attorney
general offered in evidence the
minutes of the board.
The State rested its case. The most
important feature of the State's case
was letters from "Hub" to Goodman,
and when the State rested the defendant
and his counsel retired and considered
The defense offered no witnesses
and arguments were begun. Mr Eugene
Blease presented 'the first argument.
He told the jury that he proposed to
lrann oil rmli rwn< nf liv: nro'innpnf
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A SUCCESSFUL YEAR
BROUGHT TO CLOSE
EXERCISES BEGAN SUNDAY, CONCLUDING
Fine Programs Were Carried Out
Prosperity is Gay With Commencement
Prosperity, A|ay 30.?The closing exercises
of the Prosperity high school
were held on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday of this week, and
were a pronounced success. The opening
exercises on Sunday morning
were the centre of attraction for their
nine seven "sweet girl graduates,"
with four promising young men, all of
whom our school is justly proud of
The graduating class was very fortunate
in securing Dr. J. 0. Wilson,
president of Lander college, to preach
the baccalaureate sermon.
On Sunday morning, when the hour
came for the opening exercises, the
Lutheran church was tax?d to seat the
large audience which gathered for the
event. Dr. Wilson was a happy
choice, and the ease with which he
handled his subject and his enthusiasm
and eloquence, thrilled the entire
| Declaimers* Contest
On Monday evening, the following
! program was carried out with happy
effect The young gentlemen acquittal
thpm^lvAs most, excellentlv in
handling their various subjects, especially
"America's Ideal" brought
forth the grandeur of thought and the
beauty of expression of the greatest
of our grand country, America, by
Mr. Paul Counts, and the medal given
by Mr. I. H. Hunt was presented to
this young gentleman by Mr. J. B.
Hunter, of Newberry:
j In Defence of the Confederate Flag
Spartacus to the Gladiators at Cap
I The Teacher the Hope of America?
A Scene of the Battlefield?Leslie
Labor's Reward?Heber Leaphart.
Vision of War?Wilbur Epting.
America's Duty to Resist?Alvin
The Future of the South?Elmer
America's Ideal?Paul Counts.
The Chariot Race?Ray Gihson.
Address to Graduates.
Tuesday morning Prof. Gilbert P.
Voigt, of Newberry college, delivered
the addFess before the graudating
class. Prof. Voigt chose as his subject
"The Scotch, Irish and German"
wno nad settled nere ana 101a us wny
we should be proud of our ancestors.
The admixture of this foreign blood
has made America what it is today.
The shrewdness of the Scotch, made
his conservative nature a laudable adjunct
to American civilization. The
Germans, with their thirfty natures,
were fitted to build, to hold, to have,
and to keep America as the country
of the free. The Irish, with genial
nature that no matter when they bubbled
with joy or the effervesence of
champagne, no .matter how hard the
task might be. The speech of this
scholar of Newberry college pleased
and gratified the large audience, who
n.ifU Kont- o4-tontir?n tn hie TP
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Immediately after the address Dr.
G. Y. Hunter in a few well chosen
words delivered the diplomas to the
Medal Contest in Heading.
The following program for the
young ladies on Tuesday evening was
of unusual interest and was carried
out without a flaw. The medal, given
by W. W. Wh'eeler, was most gracefully
presented by Mr. C. P. Barre, of
Newberry, to Miss Mary DeWalt Hunter.
Her recitation, rendered with
ty High School
| easy grace and expression of "-eality,
I made one imagine that one ec v wit
nessed, "Mary's Night Ride."
The Sweet Girl Graduate?HelenWheeler.
The Soul of the Violin?Nannie
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Jennie Dean Pleading for her Sister?Lillie
Mary's Night Ride?Mary DeWalt
Ofa, the Other Train?Ruby Wheeler.
The Maiden Martyr?Marie Kohn.
Constantius and the Lion?Marguerite
Wednesday evening capped the cli- :
max of this interesting occasion. The
class exercises of the Prosperity high
school showed in a marked degree the
efficiency of the patient teachers and
the studious character of the young
ladies and gentlemen of the gradu- *
ating class of the Prosperity high
school?the nride of our community.
The following is the program a? carried
Prayer. . *
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The Call for Joan of Arc?Alda Rae
The Opportunities of the Scholar?
Masters of the Situation?Jessie
T /\in nlr
Truth and Victory?Annie Wheeler.
The District School?Wilbur Epting.
The Teacher's Diadem?Hattie Wise.
Class Historian?Holland Bedenbaugh.^
The swan Song?Helen Wheeler.
Place Pronhftt?Rosalia Suber.
Mr. H. T. Patterson delivered ^the
primary prize with words as witty
as they were brief. Ralph Sease was
the little boy who bowed to the audience.
This prize, a book, was ?iven )
by the school.
Prof. J. B. O'Neall Holloway, in a
short, interesting speech, presented
the intermediate medal, given by Dr.
J. S. Wheeler, to Miss Ellen Wheeler.
Dr. C. T. Wyche was up to his usual 0
standard in presenting the sixth and
seventh grade medal, |iven by Dr. G.
Y. Hunter, to Miss Josephine May.
Mr. G. D. Brown, in his usual sparkling
vein, delivered the high school
medal given by R. C. Counts, to Miss
Dr. Geo. Y. Hunter, chairman of the
board of trustees, stated that the
school was now run for a session of
nine months and that the board of
trustees had recently elected all of the
present teachers for another term, and
they had all accepted, rne senooi is
now in fine condition with finances
sufficient to operate it for the nine
Superintendent of Education E. H.
Aull presented the essay medal, to
Miss Helen Wheeler, with honorable
mention to Miss Helen Nichols and
Miss Alda Ray Wheeler. This medal
was given by Mr. Aull.
The Newberry scholarship was won
by Holland Bedenbaugh and was presented
by Prof. Bedenbaugh.
Miss Annie Laurie Lester has as
her guest Misses Pauline and Aline
Pearc'e. and Mr. Strauss, of Columbia.
Dr. Young Brown, of V^nderbilt university,
Nashville, Tenn., is home for .
the summer vacation.
Mrs:. Henry Parr and daughter, have
returned to Newberry, after a short
visit to Ms. J. R. Wheeler.
Misses Kate and Mary Shealy, of
Little Mountain, are visiting their
aunt, Mrs. Delia Shealy.
Messrs. J. D. Quattlebaum and J. C.
Schumpert are attending the K. of P.
convention in Spartanburg this week.
! Prof. R. C. Hunter, of Conway high,
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